• Posts Tagged ‘restaurant’

    The Name Didn’t Stay With the Building

    by  • August 12, 2019 • trademark • 0 Comments

    Ownership of the trademark for a location-based business, like a restaurant, a theater, or a hotel, is always interesting. I don’t think there is any consistent outcome; it depends on the very specific facts of the given situation. Today’s installment is about a little bakery called The Long Grove Apple Haus. The original business...

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    Another Restaurant Name Dispute

    by  • December 28, 2010 • trademark

    Specimen One of the most common scenarios where trademark ownership disputes arise is between the owner of the building and the operator of the business in the building.  There was the newsworthy “Tavern on the Green” case, where the City of New York successfully retained ownership of the name for the landmark building in...

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    The City Owns “Tavern on the Green”

    by  • March 13, 2010 • trademark

    You just can’t trust your readership.  When the City of New York first claimed that it owned the name of the landmark New York City restaurant “Tavern on the Green,” I posted a poll asking readers’ opinion.  The result from the many, many voters (15) was resoundingly in favor of the restaurant. We were...

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    The Restaurant Owns It, of Course

    by  • November 12, 2009 • trademark

    When the dispute over the ownership of the name of the famous restaurant “Tavern on the Green” started, I posted a poll asking whether the restaurant or New York City owned the name. The results are in, with responses overwhelmingly in favor of the restaurant, 93% to 6% (okay, well there were only 15...

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